Pet Honoring

Animal services of the following can be found in more detail at


Monthly Pet Honoring & Memorial Service

2nd Sunday every month! Free!

Pet Honoring Memorial Ceremonies provide a deeply special time to honor, love and celebrate the lives of our animal companions, our special relationship with them and all they gave us. They provide support, emotional healing and help with grieving a pet death.

I hold a free monthly Pet Honoring Memorial Service at Bright Star Studio.


Private Pet Honoring Memorial Services

A consultation is done prior to get to know you and your pet and the love shared. During the memorial, a dedication is created to signify the specialness of your pet and your relationship. Time is given for both inner and outer reflection and prayer. A special intro and closing are also created.

The memorial ceremony is orchestrated with a deep connection to Spirit. Sacred items and ceremonial display complement and enhance the event.

Memorials can be indoors or outdoors, at a home, a park or just about any location desired. They can be for one or many -family, children and friends can be included. They can be for a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, horse or any family pet.

For those who are long distance yet, would like a private, personalized session, a guided Pet Honoring Memorial Service session can be held through phone communication to help you have your own special time to Honor your loving pet. This works because both Love and Spirit transcends space as well as time. Distance Sessions usually last about half an hour and include a pre-consultation (about half hour) and customized ceremony. In person $95, Private Distance Sessions (phone or skype) – $65

Honoring Memorial ceremonies are an expression of love and gives the gift of Honor and Appreciation back to our Pets. Honoring Ceremonies are designed to ease transition, elevate love and understanding and celebrate life.

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Group Pet Honoring Memorial Services

Want a Pet Honoring Memorial Service for your group or organization? Bright Star Studio is also available to come to your site, event or host at the studio.

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L. Leigh Love of Bright Star Studio officiated the Madeline Rose Celebration of life for Boxer Butts & Other Mutts. Read about it on Blue Ridge Now

also, for Brother Wolf’s Paws to Remember and Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas’ Schnauzerpalooza! It’s a great and meaningful event for your event or organization.



Pet Grief Healing Session

Grief healing is a process. It’s a tough process we all have to go through at some point or another.

cat-dog-cuddleSometimes time helps and we are able to find our way back to balance and peace after loss. Sometimes it stays with us and we get stuck in these devastating feelings. This can be for weeks, months or even years. Although there are some avenues of healing out there, they are often sparse or lacking. This is especially true with the later and latent phases of grief. Talking with therapists or counselors can be of some assistance. This can help us with the mental aspects of working through the grief. Sometime more is needed.  These Pet Grief Healing sessions were created to help and address the process of healing pet loss on the spiritual, emotional and energetic levels.



Animal Reiki

Reiki is a gentle, holistic, natural, energy healing system which touches on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.  Reiki enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy and bringing in divine energy. It works wherever the recipient needs it most, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance. It is believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago and was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Tibetan monk in the mid 1800’s. Reiki is a Japanese word for ‘universal life energy’ (pronounced ray-key).

            Animals enjoy the soothing, healing energy of Reiki, just the same as people.  Animals respond naturally and intuitively to Reiki to help heal emotional and physical illnesses and injuries. It is also great for stress relief or during periods of transition such as introducing a pet into a new home or even at end-of-life times.

            Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle, safe and non-invasive and can be a great complement to traditional medicine through enhancing healing and reducing side effects. It helps our pets feel cared for through providing comfort, relief from pain, easing anxiety and promoting health and healing.

Sessions can be held at the studio, in pets’ home or during a real-time remote distance session. Sessions last 30-45 minutes, $45. Additional charges may apply for off-site sessions. Please contact me for more information.


Equine Reiki

Reiki, and energy work, is great for stress reduction, healing and improved performance for horses. Energy work can help maintain your horse’s health as well as assist in healing of injuries or illness. Reiki can provide a soothing and harmonious environment.

Energy work can be used with horses.

Reiki is gentle and noninvasive, and yet can powerfully address health issues for horses. Because the nature of Reiki is to create and support energetic balance, can be used on its own or as a wonderful complement to other healing therapies, both traditional and holistic.

Horses are deeply connected, inherently sensitive and energetic beings who respond well to energy work. Reiki also has an irresistibly relaxing nature that just feels good!

Benefits of equine Reiki, energy work, for your horse includes

  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Improved health and healing
  • Increased harmony
  • Improved performance
  • Increase human-horse connection
  • Can assist in acclimating to new place
  • ‘Just being happier’

The session is conducted with the horse in either a form or hands-on or a distance manner, or usually a combination of the both. Reiki, and energy work, is about connecting to ‘life force energy’ and brining that in to the environment for the horse, directly to use to balance and rejuvenate the horse chakras and energy system. It supports a path toward balance and harmony. Even if it is not clear what is specifically wrong, energy work can lead to profound healing shifts toward balance on all levels for the horse.

Horses are highly sensitive, magnificent and connected beings. Energy work with horses require enhanced skills in gentleness and subtle energies. An energy practitioner with horses understands that they need to ask permission from the horse and respects when the horse is complete with the session.

Horses should have access to plenty of fresh water after a session.

Sessions are $150 and last up to an hour. Includes travel to location within 45 mile radius.

Equine Energy sessions are conducted by L. Leigh Love, Reiki Master Teacher and Advanced Pranic Healer.

Please contact me with questions or to schedule and appointment.


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L. Leigh Love is a Spiritual teacher, Certified Intuitive Counselor and Life Coach, Mind-Body Medicine practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced Pranic Healer and Ordained non-denominational Reverend. She completed the  Mind-Body Medicine professional training program through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School.  She also has a master’s Physician Assistant medical degree. As well, she draws on 20 years of training in Psychology, Spiritual Studies and the Intuitive and Healing Arts. She has a passion for helping clients heal and live their best lives.


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“Within a few minutes I literally felt a weight being lifted from my heart.”


“There is nothing I can say that can convey what Leigh has done for the both of us; thank you doesn’t even come close…”


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